Study on the impact of the new CYGNSS satellites on hurricane forecasts released online in Monthly Weather Review

Part of the difficulty of forecasting tropical cyclone (TC) track and intensity (where the TC is going and how strong it will be) stems from the lack of frequent, accurate observations over tropical oceans where TCs form and develop. While Hurricane Hunter aircraft can collect vital observations in and near TCs, those observations are limited … Continue reading Study on the impact of the new CYGNSS satellites on hurricane forecasts released online in Monthly Weather Review

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2021

June's science meeting consisted of six presentations: Nick Mesa (HRD): “Investigating intensity changes related to thermodynamic processes using near-coincident aircraft and satellite observations” Sophie Grimsley (HRD): “Hurricane Intensity Change and Boundary Layer Processes” Chris Landsea (NHC): "Was 2020 a Record-Breaking Hurricane Season?  Yes, but… (Why did the new average number of Named Storms go up … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2021

HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

Paper on how the ocean allowed for the intensification of Hurricane Michael to category-5 status before landfall published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans

Ocean observations showed very warm water at the surface and below, and computer simulations show that these ocean conditions supported intensification despite unfavorable atmospheric conditions. For more information on this study, contact aoml.communications@noaa.gov. Read the whole study at https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2020JC016969.

Lidia Cucurull participates in WMO’s 7th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) held its 7th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP. The purpose of the workshop was to guide the design and evolution of components of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). This extends from the short-range (1-2 days) to climate forecasts. The … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull participates in WMO’s 7th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP

Lidia Cucurull appointed NOAA Lead for one of the strategic goals of the NASA-NOAA Modeling Collaboration

Dr. Lidia Cucurull, Supervisory Physical Scientist with NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, has been appointed the NOAA lead for Goal 2 of the NASA-NOAA Modeling Collaboration. The goals of the Collaboration are to coordinate and focus initiatives and establish a mechanism to transfer important research to operations for Earth Science (including weather) and Space … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull appointed NOAA Lead for one of the strategic goals of the NASA-NOAA Modeling Collaboration

HRD’s Hollings Scholars present their student seminars

During the summer of 2020, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory virtually hosted two Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recipients, Samantha Michlowitz and Nikolaus Rentzke. Recently, they presented seminars of their work to AOML’s Hurricane Research Division. Their summer project presentations will take place during NOAA's final presentation week in early August. Michlowitz, a rising … Continue reading HRD’s Hollings Scholars present their student seminars

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2019

August’s science meeting consisted of three presentations: Lidia Cucurull - "An overview of the Global Observing Systems Analysis Group (GOSA)" Andy Hazelton - "HAFSB Performance for TS Barry and Invest 96L" Ghassan 'Gus' Alaka - "AOML Hurricane Model Viewer Demonstration" The three presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2019/Science/HRD_SciMeet_20190808.zip

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2019

May’s science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Kelly Ryan: Projects featuring collaboration and consultation on OSEs, OSSEs, data visualization, and machine learning William Ramstrom: Nest Development for FV3 Michael Fischer: Potential mechanisms for two secondary eyewall formation events in Hurricane Irma (2017) Kelly Nunez (PSU): PV budget analysis of high resolution simulations to understand the … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2019

HRD Seminar – Dr. Andrew Kren, CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 27 June 2018

Dr. Kren presented a seminar titled “Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) and Observing System Experiments (OSEs) to evaluate the impact of current and future observing systems in the NCEP GDAS”. ABSTRACT: Observing System Experiments (OSEs) test the impact of current observing system platforms on analyses and forecasts, while Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) can evaluate … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Andrew Kren, CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 27 June 2018